AFAB Annual Domestic Violence Forum

Aug. 9, 2014 - 9:00 am

The Association Haitian Women of Boston will host their annual Domestic Violence Forum happening Saturday August 9, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Whittier Street Health Center on 1290 Tremont St., in Roxbury.

For more information, please contact AFAB at 617-287-0096 or cbonhometre@afab-kafanm.org

The Strand Theatre and WGBH Present A Preview Screening and Discussion of "Freedom Summer"

Jun. 23, 2014 - 6:30 pm

The Mayor's Office of Art, Tourism and Special Events, in collaboration with the Strand Theatre and WGBH, will present a special preview and discussion of the new American Experience film, Freedom Summer, on Monday June 23, 2014, from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. Read more

The National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) to Host 3rd Annual Conference at Harvard University

Nov. 14, 2014 - 1:30 pm

The National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) will host their 3rd annual conference on Haiti Diaspora Engagement & Innovation themed, "Haiti Beyond Haiti – Policies and Pathways to Effective Diaspora Engagement". This event is held on November 14th and 15th in the Prestigious Campus of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

For more information on the 3rd annual conference, including sponsorship, speaker information, event registration, schedule and volunteering please visit http://nahpconference.org/

Boston Launches First-Ever Immigrant Heritage Celebration at the Boston Public Library

Jun. 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The launch of the first-ever Immigrant Heritage Month in the City of Boston will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Boston Public Library. Come for live music, fun activities and enjoy the exhibit “City of Neighborhoods: The Changing Face of Boston.” Read more

Unity Parade starts at 1p.m. in Mattapan Square

Unity parade starts at 1p.m. in Mattapan Square: The annual parade features marching bands, floats, dancers and dignitaries- all celebrating Haitian and Haitian-American culture. Photo by Don WestUnity parade starts at 1p.m. in Mattapan Square: The annual parade features marching bands, floats, dancers and dignitaries- all celebrating Haitian and Haitian-American culture. Photo by Don WestThe annual Haitian Unity Parade begins today at 1p.m. in Mattapan Square on Blue Hill Ave. and follows a route to Talbot Avenue. Watch for road closures between River Street and Talbot between 1-3 p.m. More than 200 local organizations, schools and businesses from all over New England are expected to participate. The parade will be led by Henry Milorin of Medford, Mass, a respected Haitian American US Army Retired as Grand Marshall for this year.

The event will feature lead sponsors Mayor Martin Walsh, State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, Former State Representative Marie St. Fleur, and host of city and state public officials. Read more

Haitian Flag Raising Ceremony at Boston City Hall

May. 16, 2014 - 12:00 pm

19th Annual Haitian Flag Raising Ceremony: The Haitian flag will be raised on Friday, May 16 between 12-2 p.m., at Boston’s City Hall in Government Center. Participants will include high school students, cultural groups, and city and state officials. The ceremony will be preceded by a breakfast at 10:30 A.M. on the fifth floor of City Hall. The annual breakfast with local Haitian leaders and City Councillors is sponsored by Councilors Michael Flaherty, Stephen J. Murphy, and Timothy P. McCarthy. Several other cities including Brockton and Medford will each hold similar events.

Haitian Heritage Month Celebration at the Irish International Immigrant Center

May. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Please join the Irish International Immigrant Center in celebrating Haitian Heritage Month as we recognize the importance of the countries and cultures within our community.

Featuring:
Compa dancing lessons| Haitian- Creole language activities| Trivia and many more fun activities.

Please RSVP with Johanne Meleance at jmeleance@iiicenter.org

14th Annual Haitian American Unity Parade

May. 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm

14th Annual Haitian American Unity Parade, 1 p.m., Blue Hill Ave., begins from Mattapan Sq. More than 200 local organizations, schools and businesses from all over New England are expected to participate. The parade will be led by Henry Milorin of Medford, MA, a respected Haitian American US Army,Retired as Grand Marshall. The event will feature lead sponsors Mayor Martin Walsh, State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, former State Representative Marie St. Fleur, and host of city and state public officials.

Reception kicks off BPL's Toussaint Louverture exhibit

May. 27, 2014 - 5:30 pm

A reception honoring Haitian Founding Father Toussaint Louverture, including lectures and testimonies, will be offered at the Mattapan Public Library to launch an art exhibition featuring portraits of Haitian Founding Father Toussaint Louverture. This event is coordinated in partnership with the office of City Councilor Charles Yancey, the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts, Muzikavanhu Gallery and the Boston Public Library. It will start May 20, anniversary of Louverture's birthday to June 30th.

Dr. Nesly Metayer
Location
1350 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126

Human rights lawyers will be honored for Haiti work

On Sunday, March 23rd, community activists will gather at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem to celebrate the 22nd annual Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice. The award will be presented to Mario Joseph and Brian Concannon, Jr. in recognition of their work to promote human rights in Haiti. Read more

Senator Forry to keynote Independence Day gala in Randolph on Jan. 4

Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) of Boston, Massachusetts and the General Consulate of Haiti in Boston announce the 13th Annual Haitian Independence Day Gala to be held on Saturday, January 4th, 2014 starting 7p.m. at Lombardo's Function Hall in Randolph, Mass.

For the past 12 years, H.A.U. has organized the Independence Day gala to celebrate the triumph and the impact of the 1791 Haitian Slave Revolution, honor Haiti's forefathers and commemorate the anniversary of the proclamation of Haiti's independence on January 1st, 1804. The gala has been held also to increase cultural awareness and community visibility, strengthen Haitian unity on common ground and educate Haitian-American Youth about their heritage.

In addition, this year's gala will be dedicated to honor the First Massachusetts Haitian-American State Senator, our keynote Speaker Linda Dorcena Forry for her steady leadership in the area of business development, education and immigration issues; and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino for his commitment to the well-being and the progress of Haitian-Americans as well as making Boston a welcoming city for immigrants in general. Read more

Online Auction to Raise Money for Boston-based Haitian institute

A self-portrait by Mathieu Jeanbaptiste.

Thanks to a group of generous Boston-based artists, the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) will hold an online Haitian art auction beginning January 10, 2014.

The Andrew Square-based IJDH helps individual Haitians enforce their basic rights—in the courts, in police stations, and on the streets—in ways that force the justice system to work better for all Haitians. The featured artists all hail from Haiti and include Boston Haitian artists Charlot Lucien, Colette Brésilla, Renold Laurent, and Fritz Duchiene. The auction also features a self-portrait by up-and-coming artist, Mathieu Jeanbaptiste. Read more

Casino partners plan Sept. 10 vendors’ forum in Roxbury

East Boston is in the pole position when it comes to reaping jobs and vendor contracts from a proposed resort casino at Suffolk Downs. But the partners behind the project are starting to reach out to Boston’s other neighborhoods as well— beginning with a Sept. 10 “business partnership forum” at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury. Read more

Erick Jean Center for the Arts to be dedicated on Saturday

arbara Verneus danced during the I Am Kreyol bazaar held at the Erick Jean Center for the Arts on May 25. The facility at 157 Washington Street will host its grand opening on Sat., June 22 at 11 a.m. The Dorchester Arts Collaborative (DAC) welcomes the public to the daylong grand opening of the Erick Jean Center for the Arts. The EJCA is a 1200 sq. ft multifunctional art facility across the street from the new Four Corners train station, in the heart of Four Corners. Photo by ExFailures Photography

On Saturday, the Dorchester Arts Collaborative (DAC) welcomes the public beginning at 11 a.m. to the daylong grand opening of the Erick Jean Center for the Arts. The EJCA is a 1200 sq. ft multifunctional art facility across the street from the new Four Corners/Geneva train station, in the heart of Four Corners. DAC held a “soft” preview opening of the space in mid-February. Read more

Linda Dorcena Forry sworn in as State Senator

Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, introduced by Senate President Therese Murray as "another Dorchester girl," joined the Upper Chamber just after 2 p.m. Thursday after being sworn in by Gov. Deval Patrick.

"There is work we are going to do together," a jubilant Dorcena Forry said in remarks from the Senate rostrum.

Dorcena Forry called for her colleagues to work together and to rise above politics and campaigning, and described Murray, a Plymouth Democrat with Dorchester roots, as "an inspiration to me." Read more

Brockton to celebrate Haitian flag day

May. 17, 2013 - 9:00 am

BROCKTON — Mayor Linda M. Balzotti invites the public to join in the City of Brockton’s Haitian Flag celebration.

WHAT: Haitian Flag Day

WHERE: City Hall Plaza

45 School St.

Brockton, Mass. 02301

WHEN: Friday, May 17th – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

A collaboration between the Mayor’s Office and South Shore Haitians United for Progress, Inc., the ceremony will include guest speakers, musical performances and a flag raising. Read more

Boston Haitian woman among those hurt in marathon bombings

A 30 year-old Mattapan mother is among the victims recovering from a terrible injury sustained in Monday's terror attack on Boylston Street. Marie Daniel lost her leg when one of two explosions tore through a crowd of innocents standing near the finish line.

Her husband, Richardson Daniel, said that she is now in stable condition thanks to heroic work of first responders and caregivers at Massachusetts General Hospital, who saved her life.

"Her heart stopped twice," said Mr. Daniels, a native of Haiti, like his young wife. "They re-animated her in the ER and again in the operating room. They needed to operate on her right away. She is getting excellent care." Read more

Flag-raising ceremony at Boston City Hall

May. 17, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) in collaboration with the General Consulate of Haiti in Boston, is pleased to invite the general public to participate in a series of events to celebrate the 2013 Haitian Heritage Month in Massachusetts.

As for the past years, H.A.U. will coordinate three major events (one in collaboration with Haitian-American State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry) for the Haitian Heritage Month: Read more

Haitian Unity Parade on Blue Hill Avenue

May. 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Haitian Unity Parade on Blue Hill Avenue: Photo by Idly GaletteHaitian Unity Parade on Blue Hill Avenue: Photo by Idly Galette
The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) in collaboration with the General Consulate of Haiti in Boston, is pleased to invite the general public to participate in a series of events to celebrate the 2013 Haitian Heritage Month in Massachusetts.

The 13th annual Haitian-American Unity Parade will take place on Blue Hill Avenue, Sunday, May 19, starting in Mattapan Square at 1PM. More than one hundred local organizations, schools and businesses from all over New England, floats and marching bands are expected to participate. This year the parade will be led by Grand Marshal, Reverend Marc Antoine Biennestin, President of the New England Haitian Pastors Association. Read more

Haitian community meets with mayor's office

Mar. 2, 2013 - 5:30 pm

The Mayor of Malden's initiative to re-imagine the downtown of Malden continues with a community meeting in Malden, this Saturday, March 2nd. All teens and adults from the Haitian community are invited for an evening of Haitian food, music and, most critically, meaningful discussion on what residents love about Malden's downtown and hope for in Malden's downtown. The event will be this Saturday, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Philadelphie Haitian Community Church at 575 Main Street.

For more information, email kkaneene@gsd.harvard.edu

Rep. Forry to seek State Senate seat in special election

State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, the second Haitian-American elected to public office in Massachusetts and the only one still at the State House, is making a bid for the upper chamber. If elected, Dorcena Forry would be the Bay State’s first Haitian-American state senator.

Rep. Forry is part of a field of candidates aiming to replace former state Sen. Jack Hart, who left for a job at Nelson Mullins, a top law firm. State Rep. Nick Collins, a colleague in the House, is also running, as is fellow South Boston native Maureen Dahill. All are Democrats, and a Republican, Joseph Ureneck, has pulled nomination papers.

The heavily Democratic district will likely mean that the April 30 Democratic primary will determine the eventual occupant of the First Suffolk Senate seat. The general election is set for May 28.
Dorcena Forry is the daughter of Haitian immigrants who live in Uphams Corner. She is married to Reporter publisher and editor Bill Forry of Lower Mills. Read more

Black History Month Celebration at Boston City Hall

Feb. 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey, in collaboration with Councillors Ayanna Pressley and Tito Jackson and Blacks In Government (BIG) Greater Boston Chapter, will host a Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 28, 12:00pm to 1:30pm at Boston City Hall in the Iannella Chambers on the 5th Floor. Read more

Third anniversary Mass for earthquake victims at St. Angela's Church

Jan. 12, 2013 - 2:00 pm

A third Anniversary Mass for the victims of the Haitian earthquake will be held at St. Angela's Church in Mattapan on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m.. It is for the entire Greater Boston Haitian community. All the Haitian priests will concelebrate. After Mass, congregants will go to New Calvary Cemetery to visit the grave set up for the earthquake victims for a short prayer service. A reception will follow at St. Angela's.

Marian Praises and Prayers (French) at St. Angela's-Mattapan

Jan. 6, 2013 - 7:00 pm

St Angela Church is hosting a series of monthly ‘Marian Praises and Prayers’ (‘Les Louanges Mariales’) – Sunday, January 6, 2013 in French and Latin every first Sunday of the month at 7 PM in the main church at 1544 Blue Hill Avenue (Route 28), Mattapan, MA 02126.

Saint Angela’s organist Jean-Louis Daniel and The Great Choir of Saint Angela Parish will perform. Read more

IJDH: Baseball in the Time of Cholera screening

Dec. 5, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Join the Brandeis-Haiti Initiative and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti for a film screening of "Baseball in the Time of Cholera." IJDH Director Brian Concannon will facilitate a community discussion about the impact of cholera, which has taken the lives of more than 7,700 people in Haiti and the role of the UN in the cholera outbreak.

Where : Olin-Sang Auditorium at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
When : Wednesday, December 5th at 7:30 p.m. Read more